Project case study

Fire suppression design, supply and install for a copper mine in Democratic Republic of Congo



Working in copper mines can be extremely challenging due to the harsh environments and highly corrosive elements involved.

Blaze was requested to design, supply and install a fire suppression system in a highly remote location within a live copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Due to the highly corrosive environment, the solution had to be assembled by hand tools and delivered without the need for multiple visits.


To ensure minimum visits we used our 3D laser scanning technology to create a 3D model of the 50km2 plant so our solution could be designed remotely. The result wasa bespoke system for the unique needs of the site and delivery of all materials across multiple borders.

By using the 3D model of the plant we were able to provide full analysis, validation, and transparency. The installation was carried out by hand tools due to the corrosive environment.


Our experience across the mining sector allows us to deliver high quality projects and innovative designs on a global basis.

In encouraging early client engagement, our products and services offer added value to nuclear operations in an increasingly complex environment.

We offer a complete range of services which include concept development, engineering, manufacturing, installation and maintenance.

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